Places of Interest

Queaux is ideally situated for day trips to some of the most beautiful and interesting regions of France.

hotel

There is a fantastic 18 hole, 72 par golf course at the magnificent Hotel du Manoir de Beauvoir, about 35 min's away, nr Poitiers. Their tariffs are as follows:

Green fees from 1st April- 31st October

  • 18 holes = 45€
  • 9 holes = 32€
  • students = 23€
  • under 16's = free

Green fees from 1st November - 31st March

  • 18 holes = 30€
  • 9 holes = 25€
  • students = 18€

Hire of golf clubs and balls

  • half set of clubs = 10€
  • full set of clubs = 20€
  • balls = 2.5€

You will be required to take some form of identification with you on the day.

 

cathederal poitiers

 

The charming hilltop town of Poitiers is about an hour away, it is a warm and friendly city and one of its major attractions is its cathedral which was built by the builders of Notre Dame in Paris.

 

 

Limoges, which is about and hour and a quarters drive away, is famous for its fine china. It has an attractive old quarter and gothic cathedral and Le maire(town hall) is simply stunning at night, lit up.

 

futuroscopeFuturoscope is about 50 minutes away, and is located in a huge indoor park and is a truly incredible high tech cinematic experience that you and the kids will remember for a long time to come futuroscope

 

 

val de vienne racing circuit

 

Close by is the racing circuit of Val de Vienne, which has a number of motor sports(carting, car and motor bike) events throughout the year. A number of French championships are held here.

 

 

Lussac, L'Isle Jourdain and Montmorillion are about 15 to 40 minutes away and all have supermarkets, restaurants, shops and sites, there are one of two very good pizza places.

 

la rochelleHeading southwest, about 2 hours drive, the wild Atlantic coast at La Rochelle is highly recommended. La Rochelle is a very attractive fishing port, with a superb beach and is complimented by a pedestrian waterfront and free municipal bike hire and a wide variety of attractions, well worth a trip.

 

cognacHeading southwest, for those that like their liquid refreshments, is the town of Cognac, center of the brandy industry and permanently scented with it's heady aroma.

 

 

vineyards in BordeauxHeading further south are the vineyards of Bordeaux where most of France's great wines are grown. Plenty of opportunities for vineyard tours and tasting's!

 

 

Heading southeast we have the Auvergne, an area of spectacular beauty with rugged terrain, rivers and thick forests.

 

 

chateaux in loire valley

 

 

Going north we have the Loire Valley, justly famed, it is home to some of the most beautiful chateaux in the world, some set in rolling farmland and woods, some on the banks of languid rivers, some dominating the many historic towns and cities